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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

Oct. 23, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and curb man-made climate change. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Oct. 23, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

OCT. 16 - 22, 2021 The Olympic flame is lit to begin its journey to the Winter Games in Beijing. A crew conducts a dramatic rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. A diver discovers a shell-encrusted sword that dates back to the Crusades. And Muslim pilgrims...

Saudi Arabia announces ambitious net-zero target by 2060, joining more than 100 nations to curb man-made climate change

Oct. 23, 2021 02:45 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announces ambitious net-zero target by 2060, joining more than 100 nations to curb man-made climate change.

Germany detains 2 ex-soldiers trying to form mercenary group

Oct. 20, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday detained two former soldiers who are alleged to have tried to form a mercenary group that would have intervened in the military conflict in Yemen. Federal prosecutors said the men, identified only as Arend-Adolf G. and Achim...

Fire erupts at Kuwait oil refinery; minor injuries reported

Oct. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along...

Officials in Yemen: Houthi blockade restricts aid, movement

Oct. 17, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s rebels continued their weekslong blockade of a district in the central province of Marib, cutting off humanitarian aid and halting movement of its 37,000 people, officials and U.N. aid workers said Sunday. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have...

US, allies step up pressure on Iran to return to nuke talks

Oct. 15, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its closest partners are stepping up pressure on Iran to return to stalled nuclear negotiations, warning that it will face greater international isolation, new economic penalties and possibly military action if it forges ahead with its atomic program....

UN: Yemen economy is collapsing, humanitarian crisis rising

Oct. 14, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s economy is collapsing, its humanitarian crisis is worsening, and the conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation is growing more violent, the U.N.’s deputy humanitarian chief said Thursday. The grim remarks by Assistant...

Clashes intensify in key Yemen province, 140 fighters killed

Oct. 14, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fighting between Yemen’s government forces and the country’s Houthi rebels in the central province of Marib killed at least 140 fighters this week, tribal leaders and security officials said Thursday. The most intense clashes have been underway...

Analysis: Iraq vote underscores divisions over Iran's role

Oct. 12, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Shiite militias that often serve as a proxy for neighboring Iran have taken a beating in Iraq’s election, while a Shiite cleric who set himself apart by taking a more nationalistic approach has emerged as Iraq’s strongest political figure. ...